Woman, 37, is charged with murder of newborn baby boy whose body was found in Hampshire woodland
- The tiny newborn baby boy was discovered in woodland in Hampshire in 2020
- Investigating police officers arrested Silipa Keresi, 37, from Pylewell Road, Hythe
- Keresi was also arrested last year but released on bail as inquiries continued
Published: 10:49, 29 March 2021 | Updated: 10:56, 29 March 2021
Police have charged a woman with the murder of a newborn baby boy. The tiny body was found wrapped in a white blanket in woodland in Hythe, Hampshire, on March 5 2020. Silipa Keresi, 37, also from Hythe, was arrested in connection with the death of the ‘recently born baby’ for the second time at the weekend. A Hampshire Police spokesman said Keresi was arrested in March last year and released on bail but remained under investigation while inquiries continued. A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘Silipa Keresi will appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court this morning, Monday, March 29. She had previously been arrested back in early March 2020 after the discovery of the body of a recently born baby in an area of woodland in Hythe on Thursday, March 5, last year. She was initially released on bail then later released under investigation while enquiries continued. Detectives arrested her again at the weekend and following advice from the Crown Prosecution Service and have now charged her with the murder.’
The tragic infant was discovered by retired HGV driver Michael Dorsett who was out walking his collie cross through the wooded area. Officers appealed for the mother to come forward at the time and carried out door-to-door inquiries.